Handbook on Monitoring and Evaluating for Results

This guide from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) provides a detailed overview for using the UNDP evaluation framework in evaluations of UNDP projects and programs.

Excerpt

The Handbook on Monitoring and Evaluating for Results is intended to:

  • Strengthen the results-oriented monitoring and evaluation function and capacity in UNDP for the purpose of improving programmes and policies, organizational learning and accountability;
  • Introduce simplified, streamlined and flexible approaches and tools to monitor progress towards outcomes that are consistent with the organization’s simplification initiative and that draw on the experience of UNDP and its partners;
  • Present methods to link the outputs of UNDP projects, programmes, policies, partnerships and “soft” assistance with progress towards outcomes within the Strategic Results Framework (SRF);3
  • Explain new innovations and methodologies in results-oriented monitoringand evaluation, including the role of partners;
  • Provide practical guidance to country offices on monitoring and performance assessment.

Contents

  • PART I. THE MONITORING AND EVALUATION FRAMEWORK 3
  • Chapter 1. Purposes and Definitions 5
  • Chapter 2. The Shift Towards Results-Based Management 9
  • PART II. HOW TO CONDUCT MONITORING AND EVALUATION 21
  • Chapter 3. Planning for Monitoring and Evaluation 23
  • Chapter 4. The Monitoring Process (“how to…”) 31
  • Chapter 5. The Evaluation Process (“how to…”) 45
  • PART III. MONITORING AND EVALUATING PERFORMANCE 61
  • Chapter 6. Performance Measurement 63
  • PART IV. USE OF MONITORING AND EVALUATION INFORMATION 73
  • Chapter 7. Knowledge and Learning: Use of Evaluative Evidence 75
  • Monitoring and Evaluation Tools 127
  • Annex A: Evaluation and Tracking Plan 128
  • Annex B: Evaluation Terms of Reference (TOR) 131
  • Annex C: Annual Project Report (APR) 134
  • Annex D: Field Visit Report 136
  • Annex E: Menu of Monitoring Tools 138

Source

United Nations Development Programme, Evaluation Office. (2002). Handbook on monitoring and evaluating for results. Retrieved from website: http://web.undp.org/evaluation/documents/HandBook/ME-Handbook.pdf

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